The one and only Iggy Pop was on hand at Barneys Co-Op last night to sign t-shirts at the launch of his collection for the store's Archive 1887 line.
Of course, Iggy Pop doesn't really wear t-shirts. At last night's launch celebration, he was wearing a vest with no shirt underneath. If you Google image the punk rock legend, it's hard to find an image of him with a shirt on.
So I asked him, "You don't really wear t-shirts--are you going to wear your Barneys' Archive 1887 line?" Now prepare yourself for this epic rock star response: "I wear them in the morning when my AC is too cold in my Ferrari--I always wear an Iggy and the Stooges t-shirt," he told me.
But would he ever wear them on stage? "Nah," he said, at this point perched close to me on the large wooden table where he was autographing tees. "I just stay like I am."
Yes, please. You just stay like you are.
Iggy was a good sport about signing tees and posing for photogs, and made an interesting analogy about his Barney's appearance.
"It's a new relationship and I owed them one," Iggy said. "Kind of like if you go with a chick you eventually get married and you have to have a ceremony. I owed them an appearance of some sort. And also, Barneys is a nice store to crash."
Indeed it is. So nice that Trash and Vaudeville's Jimmy Webb stopped by to say hi to his friend and stripped down in the middle of the store to try on the line.
The tees, priced at $58, are classic super-soft rock tees plastered with iconic images of Iggy Pop contorting on stage.
Of course it's not the first time Iggy Pop has made a foray into fashion. He was the poster boy for John Varvatos' campaign back in 2007.